K12 Online 2014

What Makes a Quality STEM Activity? Session Resources

 

Engineering Cycle/Design Process

In our classrooms we want to give students plenty of opportunity to go through iterations of the engineering cycle or design process.  Below are several resources for just that.

Skimmers

Skimmers are boats that harness wind energy to slide.

Rockets

Rockets are fun, no doubt about that, but they also allow for rich data collection that informs the redesign process.

Robotics

Robotics give students rich opportunities to not only engineer physical solutions for a challenge, but also to employ critical thinking skills as they program a robot to carry out that solution.

These are several robot suppliers:

Resources